Industry has been given a pass to poison us. Monsanto should not get to avoid the tort process, especially if harm can be proven. This is outrageous.
The FDA is currently being petitioned by the dairy industry to have the ability to add aspartame to milk products without labeling it, even if the product is organic. Neotame, another sweetener, already has this privilege under the FDA. When aspartame's approval was already highly controversial, it's shocking to see industry getting a pass time and time again to add known toxic products to our diet, and we don't have the right to know.
There are things I miss about being in my home State but I'm so glad I got the hell out of the U.S. The corporate control of government gets worse and worse every year.
For those of you who don't want to engage in an intelligent conversation about natural science, your comments show your intelligence here.
Last edited by 66gardeners; 03-28-13 at 02:55 PM.
From the article:
The provision's language was written in collusion with Monsanto. Lawmakers and companies working together to craft legislation is by no means a rare occurrence in this day and age. But the fact that Sen. Roy Blunt actually worked with Monsanto on a provision that in effect allows them to keep selling seeds, which can then go on to be planted, even if it is found to be harmful to consumers, is stunning. It's just another example of corporations bending Congress to their will, and it's one that could have dire risks for public health in America.
From the article:
Many members of Congress were apparently unaware that the "Monsanto Protection Act" even existed within the bill they were voting on. HR 933 was a spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown and ensuring that the federal government would continue to be able to pay its bills. But the Center for Food Safety maintains that many Democrats in Congress were not even aware that the provision was in the legislation: